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Adoption General Information Package – 2015

Greetings from the Adoption Centre of British Columbia!!!

If you are interested in learning more about the adoption programs that we at ACBC have for prospective adoptive applicants to consider please take a look at our general information package! We’d love to speak with you about the program best suited to you! Please contact us at 1.800.935.4237 or locally at 250.763.8222.

Don’t forget our nest general information session on Wednesday, May 20th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Contact our office to register!

April Monthly Bulletin

The April Monthly Bulletin is now available. It’s an accumulation of local news, employment opportunities, events, training’s, useful resources and information for non-profits and community organizations alike! View the Bulletin Download the PDF View past issues in the Archives Make sure to subscribe to the Monthly Bulletin to stay up-to-date on all of the information released each month.

Study: Settlement & Housing Experiences of Immigrants to Kelowna

We are looking for your participation in a study on the settlement and housing experiences of immigrants in Kelowna. Each person who participates will receive a free meal during the survey and a $30 gift certificate to Superstore. Child minding is available upon prior request.

To be eligible to participate in the survey, respondents must be born outside of Canada, arrived in Canada between 2000 and 2014 and currently are renters in the City of Kelowna.

If you would like to participate in this survey, please contact ac.rcknull@yak to register for one of the following dates:
  • April 28th, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • April 30th, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm & 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Please be assured that all the information that you will provide will be kept confidential. The data will be recorded, analyzed, and reported in ways that guarantee anonymity. Your participation is voluntary and you have the right to withdraw from the study at any point with no consequences.

CSAE Okanagan Roundtable

Hello fellow members of the not-for-profit industry! We are delighted to invite you to the spring CSAE Okanagan Roundtable: Who’s in Charge? The Principles of Good Governance. Date: Thursday, April 9th, 7:30 am – 9:30 am Location: Manteo Resort, 3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna Cost: CSAE-BC Members: $25 + GST / Non-members: $35 + GST Register Now The Okanagan region of the Canadian Society of Association Executives, BC chapter, is pleased to present our spring Roundtable breakfast meeting and presentation. There is governance theory, and then there is the real-life application of governance in not-for-profit organizations. This session will address both ends of the spectrum. Not-for-profit organizations vary considerably in their make-up, their objectives, and their method of operations. Who’s In Charge? – The Principles of Good Governance is a candid discussion of the application of good governance in the not-for-profit sector. This presentation will be given by Weldon LeBlanc, an experienced executive in the non-for-profit sector. Whether you are new to your role, or a seasoned professional, this session will acquaint you with governance options, the implementation, best practices and their consequences. Who’s In Charge? – The Principles of Good Governance is an interactive roundtable specifically designed for CEO’s, Executive Directors, and General Managers who work with Board of Directors of a not-for-profit organization. Learn best practices and take-away tools/solutions to help you excel in your relationship with your Board of Directors in this ever-changing environment. During this session you will learn:
  • What is good governance
  • The challenges of applying good governance
  • How to manage governance in your organization
  • Lessons learned in the application of good governance
This event also includes a networking period and full breakfast. CSAE members and non-members welcome. Please forward to your contacts in other associations and not-for-profit organizations. On behalf of the Canadian Society of Association Executives

Crisis Line – Looking for Volunteers

Are you looking for ways to learn and practice your listening and helping skills? You can enhance your theoretical knowledge with hands on experience by volunteering with the Crisis Line. Workers provide emotional support to people experiencing family and personal problems and mental health issues. The next training starts on May 7th.

For more information about the Crisis Line, please call Mandi at 250.763.8058 ext.233 or email: ac.rcknull@enilsisirc.

Workshop: Fulfill Your Life

Download: Fulfill Your Life Booklet (PDF)
Download: Fulfill Your Life Booklet (PDF)
“Fulfill Your Life: Ideas and Resources to Help You Prepare for the Life Transitions of Retirement and Loss” was funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program and developed by Kelowna Community Resources, with input from a volunteer community advisory committee and four community focus groups. The workshop booklet and video vignettes are available for use as a self-directed study. Upcoming workshops facilitated by community volunteers will also be posted here, as well as in our Monthly Bulletin.

The next workshop is scheduled as part of the Society for Learning in Retirement’s spring course offerings: April 16, 2015 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Visit www.slrkelowna.ca for registration and membership details.

Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkbGQz5gcMU&list=UUogEul-eUN073uXdcjs1T5w
Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrR3NUVF5Xw&list=UUogEul-eUN073uXdcjs1T5w
Video 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wZvyj0h_u4&list=UUogEul-eUN073uXdcjs1T5w


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March Monthly Bulletin

The March Monthly Bulletin is now available.

It’s an accumulation of local news, events, training’s, useful resources and information for non-profits and community organizations alike!

View the Bulletin
Download the PDF
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Make sure to subscribe to the Monthly Bulletin to stay up-to-date on all of the information released each month.

Safe Harbour – February Newsletter

SafeHarbour-Newsletter-Feb2015-imgSafe Harbour: Respect for All is a long-standing AMSSA program that puts vision into action: creating opportunities for storefront businesses, institutions, agencies, and municipalities to celebrate our differences, helping to create more welcoming communities that support diversity and reject discrimination.

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